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{Image by Silvia Sani}

 
I am a dreamer, always have been. I used to whittle away hours daydreaming as a kid. Eden (my favourite blogger of all time y’all!) from over at Edenland recently wrote “I don’t like the physical world .. I much prefer the world inside us.” I love how her words make sense. I wouldn’t have been able to articulate that very feeling, but Eden did. Perfectly. I hibernate inside my own head a lot of the time, the real world is too negative a place for me at times. And too real.

Most recently I have put my dreaming to good use. I woke up one day about 7 months ago (16 November 2011 to be exact – I penned the date down) and realised the dreams I have need traction. The dreams I have will remain only as dreams unless I do something about it. The dreams I have are in fact attainable and the only thing stopping me, is me. So I grabbed a pen and paper, and simply wrote down my dreams. Just like that. I wrote them as they fell out of my head, in dot point form, without pause. No frills. No pretty doodling to make it look fancy, just blue ink on white paper.  My dreams in words. I wrote two things I want to do, a list of what I need to do to get there, and some driving words.

I looked back at my dreams scrawled on paper today and realised I have done exactly what I set out to do. Fast forward seven months and every choice I have made has been with my dreams in mind. I have made a seriously, SERIOUSLY scary career altering decision that will change everything that gives me financial security and financial freedom. It will change my life as I have known it for the past 23 years, the time that I have worked full time. It will freak the shit out of me the day I leap without wings, thinking about it makes the pit of my stomach bubble with excitement, nervous excitement. But they’re my dreams and I want them to materialise into reality. So as terrifying as the thought is, I need to leap.

I often talk of chasing dreams. It has been the essence of my thought process for years now, wanting to wake up in the morning and feel excitement at what my ‘working’ day has in store.  Real, gut churning excitement. Wanting to do what my heart truly desires – write.

And then I get an email advising a magazine article I submitted recently will be published next month. 

Suddenly leaping doesn’t seem so scary anymore.
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  • Beth @ Achoo You - such a proud moment Peggy, you continue to inspire me xReplyCancel

    • Peggy - Thank you Beth, scared out of my shorts! But can't keep dreaming, gotta start doing. xoReplyCancel

  • Reannon Hope - I am so happy for you Peggy & I'll admit to being envious too. I am not yet ready to jump, to be honest I can barely put my dreams in to words, but one day hopefully….

    Keep us informed of all your big changes won't you? I want hear all about it xxReplyCancel

    • Peggy - Absolutely Reannon, I can't WAIT to share my joy with you. When we eventually catch up for a coffee I will show you my notes on my dreams, simple and to the point. It all seemed too easy once I got them into words, but I admit it has been a couple of years in the making. One day you'll get your dreams into words. :)

      Thanks for your support and encouragement, your kind words always give me a little boost. xoReplyCancel

  • Diana - Good on you Peggy ! I think i´m still in the process of figuring out what my dreams are…
    P.s I liked your post with the how to be alone poem and video ! ;)ReplyCancel

    • Peggy - Thanks Diana. They only really eventuated in my mind a year ago when I started my blog. So surreal.

      That video is gorgeous, thanks for sharing it with me. I love it. :) xoReplyCancel

  • Mum on the Run - Congratulations, Peggy.
    How absolutely fabulous – and so inspiring.
    Enjoy every moment of your dreams becoming your reality.
    :-) xxxReplyCancel

    • Peggy - Thank you Shar, I had some GREAT news today. Will share shortly. It's all moving along so nicely. :) xoReplyCancel

  • Mama of 2 boys - Oh well done Peggy, that is great news about your article. Sometimes a leap of faith is just the thing we need to bring those dreams into reality. Love that idea of writing down your dreams in raw, basic form.
    xoReplyCancel

    • Peggy - Thanks Jules. You know once I put my dreams down in words it all seemed so much more achievable. And it is all achievable. xoReplyCancel

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